The new apps join existing e-books and educational games and apps which are preloaded on the Kurio devices, with more available to buy in the Kurio App Store.
Henri Le Worm is the brain-child of Casualty actress Charlotte Salt, and takes a fun approach to healthy food, nature and cooking. The app has a host of characters and is brought to life by Simon Pegg. It has already reached number one on the iTunes education chart and was voted in the Guardian’s weekly top 20 app chart.
Karizma Kidz, developed by Erika Brodnock, see kids use an avatar of one of the colourful characters to navigate around the world of Moodville exploring the different emotions in zones such as Angry Alley, Love Lane, Proud Playground, Fear Farm and Loss Lagoon. Meanwhile, parents can log in to the parental area to track progress and also to set tasks in the real world which earn virtual currency to spend in Moodville.
Pacca’s Carousel, developed by Sarah Faisal Al Saud, allows children aged up to five years old to learn one of five new languages – English, Arabic, French, Cantonese or Spanish – while creating their own carousel and playing games based on counting, reasoning and logic at each stage of development.
Each of the apps will be preloaded onto the new Kurio series, which is set to launch in 2014, and will be available via the Kurio App Store.
Tracey Devine, licensing and marketing director at KD UK, commented: “Each of these apps comes from a passionate, experienced lady who truly believes in educating children in a fun and colourful way. Each app explores a very different part of our children’s education, which isn’t necessarily covered in a school classroom, but is incredibly important as they grow and learn. Teaming up with these developers has allowed us to pursue our mission for Kurio to educate and entertain children through up-to-the-minute technology.”
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